After all, an increasing number of people are getting rid of their iPods and other MP3 players in favor of a "convergence device" that combines the utility of a digital camera, a portable music player, a digital organizer, and a cell phone.
BestBuy, for example, is one of the largest electronics stores in North America, not only selling you a widescreen TV, dishwasher, MP3 player, and cell phone, but also video game titles and accessories for just about every current console.
These days, most cell phones do not offer the same kind of capacity as many standalone MP3 players, especially if you're the type of person who is more accustomed to the full size iPod and its 20GB, 40GB, or even 80GB of internal memory.
Not all sites are created equal, and like many digital download sites, some of these MP3 search engines can take you to disreputable places where you definitely don't want to download anything, let alone leave your credit card number.
After downloading these music batch files -- "torrents" typically contain entire albums, discographies, or collections -- you can either burn the music on a CD or upload it to your favorite portable MP3 player (like the iPod nano).
For nearly 30 years, Weird Al Yankovic has been creating hilarious song parodies and original compositions, and Weird Al Yankovic MP3 downloads allow you to enjoy the humor on the computer or portable music player of your choice.
This site is also handy in that it offers software to help your rip your CDs, burn MP3 CDs (so you can fit a large number of songs onto a CD), convert MP3s to MIDI files, and even software to allow you to edit your MP3 tracks.
The interior features everything from a PDA pocket (which is ideal for cell phones and MP3 players, too) and multiple pen loops to zippered compartments and multifunction pockets to keep small items conveniently within reach.
While an MP3 player may make it easier to listen to a podcast, many websites now have added clickable links to their podcasts that allow you to listen to them right on your computer, as long as there is a speaker installed.
If you and your friends want to try your hand at the roles of Christine, Raoul, Carlotta, and, of course, the Phantom himself, the good news is that Phantom of the Opera karaoke MP3 clips are relatively easy to find online.